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Muhal Richard Abrams

Muhal Richard AbramsAKA Richard Louis Abrams

Born: 19-Sep-1930
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Died: 29-Oct-2017
Location of death: Manhattan, NY
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Pianist, Composer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Levels and Degrees of Light

Co-founded the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians in Chicago.

(Photo credit, Copyright Alan Nahigian)

Father: Milton Abrams
Mother: Edna
Sister: Alice Rollins
Sister: Dolores Abrams
Brother: John
Brother: Michael
Brother: Milton
Brother: Mott Christopher
Wife: Peggy (until his death, one daughter)
Daughter: Richarda Abrams

    Conservatory: Piano, Chicago Musical College
    University: Electronic Music, Governors State University

    Jazzpar Award 1990
    NEA Jazz Master 2010
    Changed Name 1967

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